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The Clasp of Civilizations
A subversive reimagining of three European masterpieces.
Life After Zero Hour
In the wake of Japan’s nuclear meltdown, Newsweek traveled to the country’s most radioactive village.
Amid institutional failure and economic stagnation, a once-proud Italy finds itself almost prostrate.
The Waste Land
Thousands have died, and many thousands more may perish, as famine and drought devastate Africa’s horn.
Shades of Stalin
The trial of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko evokes the dark days of the Soviet Union, writes Khrushchev’s great-granddaughter.
Oz the Wizard
A consummate Sabra’s latest work explores small-town life—with a distinctly Israeli backdrop.
The City: Gjirokastër
Ismail Kadare is haunted by the medieval Albanian city of his youth.
Twenty years after the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill isn't giving an inch.
Jon Stewart, Live at the USO
How America's most scathing liberal war critic ended up at the bedside of wounded warriors—and as outraged as ever.
Colin Thubron on Istanbul
Colin Thubron reflects on a place where empires flourish and crumble.
Chile’s youthful revolutionary leader is rattling a nation—and a continent—as she champions education reform.
Come On in, the Water’s Fine
Never mind the beheadings, the kidnappings, the mass graves. Mexico wants its tourists back.
A Dream For My Daughter
Where the explosions she hears are fireworks, not gunfire. By Nadia Al Sakkaf
Interview: Steve Inskeep
The NPR 'Morning Edition' host talks about Pakistan and why some people might find him annoying.
10 Years of Afghan War: How the Taliban Go On
Afghanistan: Ten years of war in a land where your enemy will fight you forever.
Al Qaeda's Not Dead Yet
The death of Anwar al-Awlaki is a setback. But his terror cell still has its leaders intact.
A Legacy of Hope
In its 70 years of operation, the USO has continued to adapt, with centers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.
Fighting For Survival
Africa’s first woman President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has virtual rock-star status around the world. So why is her run for reelection in such doubt at home?
Bigger than Coelho?
Brazil’s star preacher is the country’s new best-selling author of fuzzy, feel-good spirituality.
Islam’s Pixie Provocateur
Irshad Manji is challenging Muslims to “drop the groupthink” and follow their consciences.
You Were Expecting Statehood?
As the Palestinians learned last week, the U.N. serves the interests of great powers. Just as it was meant to.
My Favorite Mistake
Muhammad Yunus on the mistake that cost him his own bank.
Greece on the Skids
The prime minister must remake his country. Fat chance.
Inside Obama's Israel Bomb Sale
Obama pressures Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians—while he arms Jerusalem.
Our Deceitful ‘Friends’
Pakistan helps the Taliban. We need to rethink who the enemy is.
Stop Coddling My Country’s Rulers
A former billionaire, once Russia’s richest man, writes from jail on America’s oil-driven appeasement.
America’s man in Syria has been quietly demonstrating how to use diplomatic force against regimes.
The Women’s Revolution
Protests in Tahrir Square were meant to bring freedom. Ursula Lindsay on the Arab Spring’s unmet promise.
Women World Leaders
From Thailand to Cameroon, women are taking charge. A look at the next generation of emerging women leaders.